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“NCN has been an invaluable resource in our journey to develop a nonprofit center. Access to research and information on developing a business model that fits us; being part of a learning community; and, staying connected to other centers are key benefits from our association with NCN. We are proud to be a member and look forward to opening our center in May 2021.” 

– Billie Hall, President & CEO, Sunflower Foundation

A Sample of Recent NCN Consulting Clients

The Nonprofit Centers Network has worked across North America providing tailored consulting to nonprofit organizations, associations, foundations, and government agencies.

Alexandria Housing Development Corporation
Alexandria, VA
Services Provided: Staff/Board Visioning Session for shared office space with affordable housing space (2021)

Care Management Coalition
Buffalo, NY
Services Provided: Feasibility Study for shared space for human services focused nonprofit organizations (2017)

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Denver, CO
Services Provided: Space layout recommendations and financial modeling (operations and revenue generating) for shared office, rehearsal, and performance space – for residing organizations and external users (2019)

The Confluence
Corvallis, OR
Services provided: Feasibility Study for a new shared space center for organizations focused on environmental sustainability (2016-17); Customized governance and operations consulting (webinar and workshop) outlining ownership and leasing options, management of operational decisions and governance structures for community decision making (2018); Updated financial model & floor plan sketch for tenants (2018)

Healthier ColoradoColorado Health Capital
Denver, CO
Services Provided: Visioning Session and Needs Assessment for Colorado Health Capital – a shared space for a collective of health advocacy organizations in the state (2018)

PATH Foundation
Warrenton, VA
Services Provided: Feasibility Study for a new nonprofit center (2016); Feasibility Study to expand and own a nonprofit center (2021)

Project Community Connections, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided: Financial model review and presentation for key stakeholders; governance & ownership coaching – both for mix-use shared space to include: leasing office, business and training center, services center and affordable housing (2020)

Albany, NY
Services Provided: Shared Services Feasibility Study for local nonprofits (2017); Shared Space Visioning Session for local nonprofits (2018)

Sheboygan Nonprofit Community
Shebyogan, WI
Services Provided: Feasibility Study for a new nonprofit center (2019-2020)

Silicon Valley Creates
San Jose, CA
Services Provided: Feasibility study for shared services for local artists and arts organizations (2017); Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship Presentation (2018)

Sunflower Foundation
Topeka, KS
Services Provided: Market assessment for a new nonprofit center (2013); Financial Model and Tenant Selection & Commitment Process (2015); Board Presentation – Next steps for shared space planning in a pandemic (2020)

“The idea to explore sharing space and services in our county spurred us to engage Nonprofit Centers Network for a feasibility study.  Their thorough and thoughtful approach uncovered a trove of valuable information for our advisory group to consider.  The expert team provided a solid recommendation for how we could proceed successfully and resources for us to use along the way.  The experience and deliverables were top notch, and we would consider engaging this team again as our center progresses in development.” 

– Denise Wittstock, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County Inc.

“We enjoyed working NCN – they all were very thorough and thoughtful in their research and analysis.  I really appreciated their approach which provided financial modeling in alignment with our values for providing access to community while being mindful of the need for CPRD to be sustainable as a business.” 

– Malik Robinson, Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

“NCN provided us with the foundation blocks for establishing a shared space center and helped us navigate through challenging decisions in our formative phases. Both the expert staff, as well as the nonprofit resource network that NCN has cultivated nationally, has been instrumental to our center’s success.” 

– Jessica McDonald, Executive Director, Greenbelt Land Trust

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